Teacher's Pets (Hardcover)

By Dayle Ann Dodds, Marylin Hafner (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763622527, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 11, 2006



As a growing menagerie takes over Miss Fry's classroom, students of all species fall head-over-tails for their ever-patient teacher in Dayle Ann Dodds's funny story, illustrated with lively flair by Marylin Hafner.
Monday morning is sharing day in Miss Fry's class, and children may bring in a pet to share, "just for the day." Week after week, a new and wonderful pet comes to "visit" - a crowing rooster, a crawly tarantula, a cricket that does somersaults - but somehow ends up staying for a very long time. Soon a host of classroom critters are mingling happily among the students, and even the parents are pleased with what they see. "Isn't it great," they exclaim, "that Miss Fry loves pets so?" It's clear that the gentle Miss Fry is one teacher the kids and parents will never forget But what will happen when the school year ends and it's time for all of her well-taught pets to say goodbye?

About the Author

DAYLE ANN DODDS is the author of numerous picture books for children, including MINNIE'S DINNER, THE SHAPE OF THINGS, THE KETTLES GET NEW CLOTHES, and THE GREAT DIVIDE. MARYLIN HAFNER is the creator of the Molly and Emmett characters featured in LADYBUG magazine and the illustrator of more than one hundred books for children, including LUNCH BUNNIES, SHOW AND TELL BUNNIES, and TUMBLE BUNIES, by Kathryn Lasky.